|Text on Button||HUMPHREY MUSKIE|
White text over a blue background with two white stars over red and white striped and two ovals with photographs.
|Curl Text||EMRESS SPLTY CO, NYC. 10010 FJ1068|
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Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie ran in the 1968 presidential election. Humphrey had previously served as Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson and was encouraged to run when Johnson announced he would not seek reelection. Humphrey won the official nomination from the Democratic party and ran on a liberal platform that focused on civil rights and nuclear disarmament, although neither issues were popular at the time. They were ultimately defeated by Republicans Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew, who won 301 to 191 in the electoral college.